Mieses vs Lasker
[Event "Leipzig"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Mieses"] [Black "Lasker"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C26"] [Opening "Vienna: Smyslov, 3...d5"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. g3 d5 4. exd5 Nxd5 5. Bg2 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c6 7. d4 { This contests the central territory, but now the pawn at c3 is weak.} 7... exd4 8. Qxd4 {White would lose a pawn if he captured with his own pawn. 8.cxd4 Bb4+ 9.Bd2 Qxd4} 8... Be7 9. Ne2 { White cannot afford to capture at g7. 9.Qxg7 Bf6 10.Qh6 Bxc3+} 9... O-O 10. O-O Bf6 11. Qd3 Qa5 {Black takes aim at White's weak pawns.} 12. Be4 {White hopes to provoke a weakness in Black's kingside, but his is a fool's errand. Even if Black pushes a pawn, White has removed the best defender from his own king position.} 12... Rd8 {Black sets a trap: if White takes the pawn he won't be able to get his bishop out.} 13. Bxh7+ Kh8 14. Qe4 Qh5 { There is no escape for the bishop. The White queen is overworked.} 15. Qc4 Qxh7 16. Qxf7 {White has two pawns for the bishop, but there are holes on the kingside and his pieces are not actively participating in the game.} 16... Nd7 17. f4 {Otherwise 17...Ne5 would have been strong.} 17... Rf8 18. Qc4 Nb6 19. Qc5 {Black is clearly winning, but his exploitation of his extra piece is brutal. He aims his whole army at White's king before White has a chance to defend.} 19... Bh3 20. Rf2 {Now the back rank is vulnerable.} 20... Rfd8 21. Be3 Rd5 22. Qa3 Rad8 {The threat of Rd1+ is very serious.} 23. Bd4 { White tries desparately to keep Black out of his back rank.} 23... c5 { But Black removes the last obstacle.} 24. Bxf6 Rd1+ 25. Rf1 Qe4 { The threat is checkmate at g2. White resigned.} 0-1
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OpeningC26 — Vienna: Smyslov, 3...d5